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Directed by Ram Gopal Varma
Produced by Yarllagada Surendra
Written by Posani Krishna Murali (dialogues)
Screenplay by Ram Gopal Varma
Story by Ram Gopal Varma
Mani Ratnam
Starring Jagapathi Babu
Urmila Matondkar
Music by Sri
Cinematography Rasool
Edited by Shankar
S. S. Creations
Release date
  • 22 April 1993 (1993-04-22)
Running time
Country India
Language Telugu

Gaayam (Telugu: గాయం, English:The Wound) is a 1993 Telugu political thriller film, based on the 1980s Vijayawada Gang Warfare. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, and story co-written by himself and Mani Ratnam, the film starred Jagapathi Babu, Revathi, and Urmila Matondkar in pivotal roles.[1] Upon its release, the film received positive reviews, with six state Nandi Awards, and recorded as Super Hit at the box office.[2][not in citation given]


Durga (Jagapathi Babu) is in love with Anitha (Revathi). He is all set to marry her and settle down in life, but things change when his brother Mohana Krishna (Charan Raj) is killed by Guru Narayan (Kota Srinivasa Rao), the local MLA, and Durga wants to settle the score with the mafia. Anitha does not approve of his way, so she marries a cop. Durga and the cop become enemies of Guru Narayan. He is finally arrested.



Film score by Sri
Released 1993
Genre Soundtrack
Length 25:45
Label SURYA Audio
Producer Sri

Music composed by Sri. Lyrics were penned by Sirivennela Sitarama Sastry. All songs are hit tracks. Music released on Surya Audio Company.

No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Nizam Pori" Mano,Chitra,Eeswar 5:20
2. "Niggadeesi Adugu" SP Balu 2:06
3. "Alupannadi Unda" Chitra 5:41
4. "Swarajyam Endukani" SP Balu 4:56
5. "Cheli Mida Chitikedu" Mano,Chitra 6:59
Total length: 25:45


Nandi Awards


After the film's huge success, Ram Gopal Varma and Jagapathi Babu planned to release a sequel titled Gaayam 2. Ram Gopal Varma was the producer in the sequel while Praveen Sri was the director. Vimala Raman was the heroine as Kota Srinivasa Rao again plays as the antagonist.


  1. ^ "Jagapathi to do 'Gaayam-2'". IndiaGlitz. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 

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